Your contribution to the Graduate College will provide invaluable resources to support our 5,000+ graduate and professional students, expand their educational and professional opportunities, and change both their career paths and their lives. With 150+ specialized graduate programs where students are inspired to rise to the challenge of excellence and innovation, our faculty and graduate student research, scholarship, and creative activities make an enduring positive impact on our community. Your investment in graduate education is an investment in the future.
Areas of support include:
Graduate Student Research, Conference, and Travel Support
Graduate and professional students' degree progression and scholarly work often require that they attend and present at conferences; travel to gather data; and/or buy supplies to support their research, scholarship, or creative activity. This fund helps support these critically important student activities.
Professional Development Academy
The Graduate College's Professional Development Academy offers free academic support certifications, comprehensive professional development opportunities, more than 60 workshops and training opportunities each academic year, career development support, and events and activities for graduate and professional students. In 2019, the now-virtual Professional Development Academy will boast a new, modern physical space with a 24-hour computer lab and group work spaces.
Graduate Student Scholarships
Scholarships help offset the cost of graduate education and reduce student debt while helping students' timely degree progression. For some students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it, scholarships make graduate education possible. Choose to support the Graduate Student Scholarship fund or a named fund at the Graduate College.
Graduate College General Fund
The General Fund allows the Dean to address evolving areas of students' needs while supporting excellence, success, and UNLV’s Top Tier goals.